Creston, Louisiana

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Creston, Louisiana
Unincorporated community
Concrete bridge carries traffic on Louisiana State Highway 9 over Black Lake near Creston.
Concrete bridge carries traffic on Louisiana State Highway 9 over Black Lake near Creston.
Creston, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Creston, Louisiana
Creston, Louisiana
Coordinates: 31°58′34″N 93°03′00″W / 31.97611°N 93.05000°W / 31.97611; -93.05000Coordinates: 31°58′34″N 93°03′00″W / 31.97611°N 93.05000°W / 31.97611; -93.05000[1]
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Elevation[1] 161 ft (49 m)
Historical marker of Black Lake community at Creston
Creston Baptist Church; pastor Truman Leach (2013)

Creston is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] Creston is not included in the 2010 United States Census.

Creston is a fishing community on popular Black Lake, a large waterway full of cypress trees. There is moss on many area trees. A new concrete bridge carries traffic on Louisiana State Highway 9 over the lake. The previous wooden bridge has been dismantled.

Area businesses include Bell's Camp, established in 1936, and the Sea and Sirloin Restaurant, which opened in 1983.

Creston Baptist Church is located at the intersections of the state highways leading to Ashland, Goldonna, and Readhimer, Louisiana.

Among the pioneer families in Creston are Perot, Trichel, Pardee, Dortlon, and Desadier. They trace their origins to the 1720 with the marriage in Mobile, Alabama, of a Chitimacha Indian slave, Marie Theresa De La Grande Terre, originally from Lafourche Parish in south Louisiana, and a French military officer, Jacques Guedon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Creston, Louisiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Louisiana State Historical Marker, Marie Theresa De La Grande Terre, Creston, Louisiana